The Music Service for Pipes and Drums (MSPD) supplies tutors to teach children the art of playing the Highland Bagpipes, Snare Drums, Tenor Drums and Bass. Once the children are at the required standard they will get the opportunity to join the associated Juvenile Band. This will give the young players the experience to perform at concerts, festivals and competitions.
The ethos of the MSPD is to give young people the opportunity to begin performing with other young pipers and drummers of the same standard while having more experienced players encourage and advise them in a non-stressful, safe environment. Over 400 children have received RSPBANI/Ulster-Scots Agency Certificates in Piping and Drumming.
The MSPD doesn't wish for every young person to learn the Bagpipes and Drums but for every young person to have the opportunity to learn one of these instruments.
The MSPD works in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association NI (RSPBANI).
World Pipe Band Championships
Interceltique Festival de Lorient